SEND A RAVELTINE* (Not their actual name)

This year, Ravelry is giving you the opportunity to send an electronic Valentine greeting to your Ravelry friends. Choose from the 12 different cards, each designed by a Ravelry member, add a personal message and have it delivered to their Ravelry inbox. Plus, learn about the designer behind the card and how you can connect with their artwork outside of Ravelry.

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GNOME YOU DIDN’T

Imagined Landscapes, Queen of Gnomes (seriously, check out her Never Not Gnoming and her Go Big Or Go Gnome Pullover)  is hosting a Gnome de Plume MKAL that kicks off on March 11th. Each week through April 5th, you’ll receive new clues to knit your mystery gnome, who we know to be Gnatalie, a pre-eminent author of gardening advice. Finish Gnatalie by April 9th to be entered to win awesome prizes from participating dyers. Not sure what colors will best suit this project? Hue Loco, Yarn Cafe Creations, Dragon Hoard Yarn, and Das Mondschah have all put together kits for you to purchase.

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#HATSNOTHATE

With just one letter removed, “hate” becomes “hat,” which is the foundation of Lion Brand’s Hats Not Hate initiative. Back for its second year, this initiative calls for knitters to knit blue hats to fit heads age 5-18 that will be distributed to participating school across the country. These blue hats, which represent awareness, peace, and solidarity, will help spread the anti-bullying message so important to youth. The deadline to donate finished hats is August 1, 2019 and all hats can be sent to: Hats Not Hate, Lion Brand Yarn Co. 140 Kero Rd. Carlstadt, NJ, 07072. Kids will then sport these hats during National Bullying Prevention Month in October.

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CAST ON: All You Need Is Love by Swift Yarns

Show some love with Swift Yarn’s brand new All You Need Is Love hat. This classic fair isle colorwork hat is knit in DK Weight yarn and knit from the bottom up. While it is the perfect knit to celebrate Valentine’s Day and gift to give to someone that gives you all of the heart eyes, there’s even more to love about this hat. All the money raised from sales of this hat pattern (it’s priced at only a $1) will be donated to Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation that focuses on engaging and empowering girls to help girls who suffer gender injustices and discrimination. And, if you’re just as excited about this hat as we are, you can join Swift Yarn’s casual Ravelry KAL.

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